Insurance & Risk Advisor Apprenticeship SENSE RISK SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Managing risk and arranging the appropriate insurances for SMEs is key to their survival. You will become their trusted advisor, helping them navigate their risks by offering unrivalled advice on how to protect those risks through insurance.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.45am until 5.15pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

80% of your time (4 days) will be on the job training (at the Bristol & Bath Science Park) including:

·        Observing the team both in the office and at client meetings

·        Speaking to small businesses about their risks and advising on insurance covers

·        Data entry – inputting client details into appropriate insurer quote engines

·        Negotiating with insurers to ensure you tailor covers to meet the client’s needs

·        Regular contact with clients and amending their insurances to stay relevant to the changes in their business

·        Managing claims to ensure a positive outcome for our clients

·        Attending networking events remotely and across the Southwest to get to know the local small business community

·        Assisting with procedure manuals and templates for future learners

·        Writing thought pieces for social media to build brand reputation

·        Involvement in the Chartered Insurance Institute/BIBA to promote the profession

The training you will be getting

Knowledge is one of our core values. As such, this will be a 3-year programme starting with a 12-month programme to achieve the Certificate level qualification and then a second programme of 24 months to get to Diploma. The qualification to earn includes;

  • CILA Certificate in Insurance
  • CII Certificate in Insurance
  • CII Certificate in London markets insurance

Your working week:

20% of your time (1 day) will be spent studying remotely including:

·        Reading/researching and writing assignments/attending exams with a focus on the general insurance marketplace, insurance law, accounting principles, governance as well as how insurance products operate including liabilities and property damage/business interruption.

·        Attending seminars and workshops including those provided by your trainer, insurers, and the Chartered Insurance Institute.

The reamining 80% of your time (4 days) will be on the job training (at the Bristol & Bath Science Park).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

As you demonstrate a commitment to the role and the learning, you will be assigned a book of clients to work with, which you will grow working alongside a new apprentice, who will start where you did. You will support them on that journey, and they will support you in turn.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4-9 (C-A*) or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4-9 (C-A*) or equivalent) Essential

About the employer

We are a business that wants to do things differently. You will be joining us in the early years of our business growth and will be integral to us achieving our purpose and ultimately our mission. We are true advocates for our clients, the small business community, and want to make sure they get the best advice when managing their risks. Knowledge is one of our core values and ensuring you understand the insurance marketplace to better serve our customers is key to our continued success.




Bristol & Bath Science Park, Dirac Crescent

Emersons Green


BS16 7FR


Emily Kenna

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Insurance practitioner

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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